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According to Friends of the Earth France, the NGO Survie and four other Ugandan associations initiating this lawsuit against Total, the exploitation project, called "Tilenga", carries "serious" risks for the population and the environment . They have thus put in residence the French oil company to comply with the law on the duty of vigilance of the multinationals. For Laurent Ciarabelli, a member of the NGO Survie, Total is facing his responsibilities. (To listen to his interview, click on the image)

Offshore Balal Bohrinsel im Persischen Golf (Getty Images / B .Mehri)

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Operator of this project "Tilenga" (alongside the Chinese companies CNOOC and British Tullow), the French tanker plans to drill 419 wells, mostly located in the Murchison Falls Nature Park, to reach a production of about 200,000 barrels per year. day.

"It is a park crossed by the Nile, the longest river in Africa, located on a lake we share with the Democratic Republic of Congo.There are more than six million people in this region who live agriculture and fisheries "Dickens Kamugisha, director of the Ugandan non-governmental organization AFIEGO (Africa Institute for Energy Governance), told a news conference in Paris.

"Total environmental and social impact study led by Total shows that 50,000 people will be affected"including expropriations, he added. "But most of these people consider the financial compensation too low to allow them to buy land elsewhere."

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